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Can't find heavy cream (whipping cream) in Mexico City

SocksManly Dec 15, 2008 08:02 PM

Hey everyone, I've just returned from Costco where I was SURE I'd find this completely normal ingredient, and nothing... I did find "Crema Batida" in a can, but that's really not what I'm after at all.. I just want to cook some nice french vegetable gratins for my family here..

I've looked at ISSSTE as well, no luck.

In fact I haven't found anything close to cream! At home in Canada we have 10% half and half, 18% table cream, and 35% whipping cream.

Any help is appreciated,

  1. Ruth in Condechi Jan 5, 2009 11:04 AM

    Juliet and I agree, its no big deal. Get the Lyncott which is "cream for whipping" and does a great job.
    Superama in every neighborhood in the DF>

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      lizzers Dec 20, 2008 06:15 PM

      Hi SocksManly,
      I don't know where in Mexico City you are located, but you might try the Wal Mart in Interlomas. I usually have good luck there and I'm sure I've seen whipping cream there. If not, there is a high end speciality market right down the street called "City Market" and they would probably have it too.

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        mexivilla Dec 17, 2008 04:49 AM

        Maybe you missed it. Costco in Puerto Vallarta has Crema Batir but it's near the butter which is in a cooler in a different aisle from the milk.

        1. JulietInDF Dec 16, 2008 09:05 AM

          You can buy it at any Superama. The brand is called Lyncott, crema para batir. It's usually not right by the milk, look for it on the top shelf close to the tubs of crema and yogurt.

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